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Nationwide Orange Bike Rides 2023: 

Sunday 30 April 2023 


Orange Bike Ride in a town near you!

Across the country Nederlanders  are organising family friendly Orange Bike Rides to promote cycling as a sustainable means of transport for all of Aotearoa New Zealand to enjoy. 

Dress to impress!

Dress up and decorate your bike in ORANGE, fantastic prizes to be won!


Orange Bike Rides will take place in the following locations:

(Scroll down or click on one of the places to learn more about the bike ride and to sign up) 



Starting at Auckland’s Ponsonby Cruising Club, the Orange Bike Ride will follow a flat, bike-friendly road along the waterfront that returns back. The bike ride tour totals 10km – making it perfect for families.

Dress up and decorate your bike in ORANGE to be in to win fantastic prizes.

Bring your bike or borrow a bike FOR FREE from BEAM.

Information, registration and contact.



Dressed in orange, enjoy a complimentary tompouce / tompoes before a beautifully relaxed ride around the vineyards!

  • Distance: Approx 7km's
  • Check-in from 10:00am
  • Ride starts at 11:00am

Start and finish at The Vines Village

Information, registration and contact.



Dress in orange, do our quiz and win great prizes! A fun family event for all of Aotearoa New Zealand to enjoy!

Start on Corner Ilam Road/University Drive and Finish at Hagley Golf Club.

Information, registration and contact.



Meet up at the Harbour Mouth Molars on Portsmouth Drive and cycle the new bike trail to Macandrew Bay.

Dress up in orange. Celebrate King's Day in style! Download flyer.

Information, registration and contact. 



Three courses, (10km,  15km or 55 km)  start and finish at Zenders Café and Venue.

Wear as much orange as possible. Spot prizes throughout the day!

Information, registration and contact. *Gift bags for the first 50 registrations.


The Hutt

Celebrate cycling at Avalon House in the Hutt. Ride there, dressed in orange.

Free cycle skills, confidence course, bike checks. Fun & family-friendly.

Information, registration and contact.


Kāpiti Coast

Otaihanga Domain and along the Waikanae River - Start at 10am - Prize giving at 11.30am. Prizes for the best orange dressed bike and biker.

Dutch biscuits for everybody, plus games and activities for the children upon finishing the track, hosted by the council.

Wear orange. Do the course as many times as you want!

Information, registration and contact.



Choose to either follow a 12,5 km off-road bike ride from the Nightingale Library, Tahunanui to the Trafalgar Centre dressed in orange or join the kids' friendly festivities and bike ride along the Maitai.

Please register before 22 April using the following form.

More info here.  If you have any questions contact


New Plymouth

Start and finish: Grass area next to the Wind Wand Playground.

Have fun in orange, stimulate cycling across generations and celebrate the bond between Kiwis and Cloggies. 

Information, registration and contact.


Palmerston North

The Dutch love to cycle - and the colour orange! We want to share our fun approach to cycling with everyone and have created the Orange Bike Ride, a fun and safe family friendly cycle event using one of Palmy's cycleways a loop along the river, starting at He Ara Kotahi.

It's not a race - the 'winners' are the most fun people! Prizes sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy for the best dressed people and bikes! Spot Prizes! BYO Bike and water. Refreshments and Dutch Treats will be supplied at the end.

Meet at 10am at the He Ara Kotahi Bridge, Dittmer Drive (opposite Ruha St) for a leisurely cycle along the Cycleway and across the Massey bridge. There are no crossings, so safe for our younger cyclists.

Don't forget to dress up - in orange! We might even have some orange props on the day. (Or you could use the red, white and blue theme of the Dutch flag if you don't have orange).

Information, registration and contact.



Ride starts: 9:30am

A fun, social bike ride with stops for coffee, lunch and even a beverage or two.

Meet at the Dutch Club in Rotorua. Pay your own way, wear something orange or deck your bike out in orange, or both! Prizes to be won.

Any bike will do, you can take your friends, they don't need to be Dutch.

Contact Jo: 027-668-4521 or


Waiheke Island

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Gather from 1:30pm at Bikebox Waiheke - Behind the Sustainability Centre - 0 Mako Street, Oneroa.

Come a bit earlier if you would like a tune up at Bikebox - the Waiheke community Bike Repair Hub.

Wear orange & decorate your bike! We’ll be riding in the Oneroa/Blackpool/Surfdale area on a special ‘Orange’ mission and we’ll return back to the Sustainability Centre for Dutch treats and games!

Please let us know you’re coming on or register your interest here.

Organised by Cycle Action Waiheke & Bikebox Waiheke.



Wellington! We know you love dressing up, so, dress to impress and decorate your bike in ORANGE, the national colour of the Netherlands!

A fun-filled event for all ages, starting and finishing at Queens Wharf by the TSB Arena with a loop around Point Jerningham, Roseneath.

  • Distance: Approx 7km's
  • Check-in from 9:30am
  • Ride starts at 10:00am

Scrumptious Dutch treats await all participants at the finish line.

There will be a prize-giving for the best dressed cyclist and best decorated bike.

Information, registration and contact.



Check out other Dutch Week activities

More info on other activities during Dutch Week

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